The EoL portfolio also includes A+F Automation + Fördertechnik (A+F), a German manufacturer of secondary packaging equipment.
“The merger creates a globally active industry leader for end-of-line packaging machinery and systems with an established presence in both America and Europe,” says Mike Weaver, President of Standard-Knapp. “Under the roof of EoL Packaging Experts, A+F and Standard-Knapp build the foundation of a strong international industry group. Together they serve several important international markets and continuously work to expand their technological advantage.
“As a leading domestic manufacturer of case, tray and shrink packaging machinery solutions, we are proud of what our team has accomplished over the past decades. By joining EoL, we will be part of a strong international group to reinforce our technological leadership. I see EoL as the right organization to successfully ensure the future of Standard-Knapp in the long-term. At the same time, it will help us to deliver more value to our customers.”
Robert Roiger, CEO of A+F and EoL Packaging Experts, added “With Standard-Knapp joining EoL, customers will benefit from improved responsiveness delivered by our full presence in America and Europe. It is an ideal complement to A+F and will help us to improve and shorten the development processes, and stay closer to our customer’s plants to better serve them. We are excited about Standard-Knapp joining EoL and look forward to the benefits and synergies this merger will bring.”